Sunday, December 29, 2013

Snowflakes & Beeswax Snippet #WeWriWa 12/29/13


Here it is, the WeWriWa snippet of 2013. I don't know about you, but I'm having a difficult time wrapping my mind around the idea that the year has come to an end, though all things considered, it wasn't a bad year. I'm also excited to discover what kinds of things 2014 has in store.

This week's snippet picks up where my last snippet left off. I hope you like it. Once you've finished reading my contribution, don't forget to check out the WeWriWa linky list and check out the amazing samples a whole group of talented writers have posted. I promise, you'll be glad you did!

She loved Oliver 
The realization exploded in her mind, making her heart beat a delighted tattoo against her
ribs even as her knees threatened to buckle and cold sweat raced down her back. 
She squeezed her eyes shut and struggled to sort through the tangle of emotions. 
She didn't want to love him. That much she was sure of. Falling in love complicated things and all she wanted, the only thing she'd ever wanted was to have a simple life. She didn't know much about Oliver, a realization that caused her mouth to go dry, but she suspected that his life was anything but simple. 
The idea of having to live in London, a city full of more people than she could fully comprehend, had black spots growing in front of her eyes. 


This snippet came from my Georgian novella, Snowflakes & Beeswax. If you liked this snippet, feel free to head over to Amazon and pick up a copy of the paperback or download the ebook to your Kindle!  


Thanks for stopping by.

41 comments:

  1. Great detail. Looking forward to reading more.

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  2. Scenes where the characters realize they're in love are tough to write, but you did so well here. Great snippet!

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    1. Thank you. By the way. I just read By Hook or Cook and loved it. You did a great job creating a fun read.

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  3. her heart beat a delighted tattoo against her ribs <-- love that. The whole snippet is beautifully written. Well done!

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  4. Oh forget the simple, uncomplicated life LOL. Love comes in, complications ensue but that's part of the fun. Excellent excerpt!

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    1. That does seem to be the way it works, isn't it!

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  5. I agree with Veronica. And will Oliver want to go back to London, anyway?

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  6. Oh, I HAVE to read this soon! I bought it last month, the proceeded to lose my Kindle Touch. Santa (hubby) was good to me and bought me a new Kindle. SO I'm set to get reading again!

    Wonderful snippet Jess, full of emotions form doubt to love. :-) And I wouldn't want to live in London either ;-)

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    1. Santa (in my case my wonderful dad) presented me with a kindle this year too! No more reading on my temperamental phone!! I hope you enjoy it.

      I've heard truly wonderful things about London, and while I'm sure it's a great place to visit, it wouldn't be my first choice when picking a home town.

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  7. Absolutely wonderful, Jess. This is 100% believeable. And now we all not only love Oliver, but Maddie too :-D

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  8. Deep pov is extremely hard to write and let me just say, you nailed it with this excerpt. I was in her head the whole time feeling everything! well done!

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    1. Oh, thank you! That's so sweet! Hopefully, I kept the deep POV throughout the entire story. I did try!

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  9. "The idea of having to live in London, a city full of more people than she could fully comprehend, had black spots growing in front of her eyes."

    Yep! That would be me, too! Great snippet! (And it's so true that you can't control the heart...)

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    1. Same here. I can't fathom why anyone would want to live in a big city. So many people and so much noise *shudders*

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  10. That was so romantic. How can she stop herself? Very believe able and heartfelt. Excellent Jess!
    http://historysleuth.blogspot.com/2013/12/bread-and-butter-01.html

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  11. Wow. You did a wonderful job conveying the tug of emotions. Love the snippets in this story

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  12. The head might want simple but the heart says differently

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  13. She's gonna come to love complicate : )

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  14. That's quite a dramatic reaction to realizing how she feels. But maybe she's jumping to conclusions a bit. After all, she doesn't really know him all that well. Maybe Oliver is sick of London and wants a simpler life now that he's met her.

    Lovely eight, Jess!

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    1. Excellent points! That's one of the things I love about romances, all the questions and potential misunderstandings/misdirections

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  15. Beautifully written. Roi's here, by the way; I just forgot to sign up.

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    1. Sue, I just checked out your snippet and it is, as always, fantastic. Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. I love when a character finally realizes they love someone. Great job!

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  17. Love all the physical feedback she's getting from this realization. Falling in love is a kind of roller coaster ride. ;)

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    1. That it is! I'm glad you enjoyed this snippet.

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  18. A great excerpt there. Love how one realisation leads to others.

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  19. Super! Falling in love can be so inconvenient.

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  20. My goodness, that's a heck of a lot more than jitters before the wedding. I imagine every bride goes through many of these fears and that is what makes this snippet so great, it is so very real.

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  21. Yes, Love seldom pays attention to what you want. Thanks for sharing, nice to see you again!

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